Great news! We are accepting new sponsors for added promotional opportunities in 2019. Tell your story to our millions of readers. RomanticAsheville.com began in 2003 (yes, before Facebook!) as a passion project of creator Mark File. It's now of the the most visited online travel guides in the Southeast! We are so lucky to receive tremendous support from many businesses and organizations.
Here are a few reasons why you will be delighted with your sponsorship and advertising investment with RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide. For more info, please email us.
1. Reach millions.
This 700-page website receives a staggering 5.5 million visits a year from 200+ countries. Our travel journal provides plenty of insider's tips for the best things to do and places to see. Since the majority of the visitors each year to Asheville are couples, the original focus was helping them create wonderful experiences. Now the guide also has a big local following and used by all, whether planning a family vacation, friends getaway or a solo retreat throughout western North Carolina. Read more about us!
2. Tell your story.
Our readers respond best to descriptive copy and photographs, not display ads. Business features have an editorial feel to keep our authenticity, which gives greater credibility and more useful information. You will never see a banner ad here. Need a little help with ideas? We love to share marketing advice and help you create a custom promotion that matches your offerings with our readers interests.
3. Track your success.
Receive periodic reports on the number of click-throughs to your Web site after reading your information on RomanticAsheville.com. We love data, so we will help you figure out ways to do even better.
4. Be a part of a community.
RomanticAsheville.com is not just a bunch of information. We are a community, working together to create amazing experiences for visitors to the NC mountains in 35 towns and 16 counties.
5. Reach beyond the Website.
Our marketing campaign includes very successful search engine optimization, social media network and public relations contacts. We are highly ranked by Google and receive the majority of our traffic through organic searches. Travel writers contact us for ideas. Our social media networks reach a half million people each month on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest and Twitter! Sign up for our monthly email update.
6. Give back.
Our "Giving Website" supports many community organizations that work hard to promote and protect our natural and man-made resources in Western North Carolina. In fact, 25% of our listing revenue is matched for promotion of non-profit businesses, attractions and festivals. Read more about our community support!
7. Get connected.
Meet other travel and tourism leaders in western North Carolina with our networking. We now cover 16 counties: Buncombe, Swain, Graham, Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, Haywood, Madison, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, McDowell, Burke, Yancey, Mitchell and Avery. We also working closely with Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway, national forests, state parks and many other attractions.
We are especially honored that founder Mark File received The Charles Kuralt Award from the NC Travel Industry Association in 2018 for "bringing exceptional, positive public attention to the state of North Carolina."